"With both mobility and healthcare, I think it’s in Friendswood’s best interest to develop our own solutions, not wait for the state or federal government to decide for us. Just as we did with Hurricane Harvey recovery, we need to plan, prepare and then, act smart; not waiting for people in Austin or Washington to show up."

Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland, speaking at the State of the City address on March 8. Full text of his remarks are available on the city's website.